This Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin Marinade made the juiciest, most tender pork tenderloin I have ever barbecued up in my life! Marinate the pork tenderloin all day ( or overnight) to really saturate the tenderloin with flavour and you will taste it for yourself!
Pork Tenderloin in the Oven or BBQ
I have converted my family over to the amazing world of pork tenderloin. We bought the packs at Costco ( truly the best place for the largest, best pork tenderloins ever) and it was on like Donkey Kong from that moment on. I knew that I wanted to barbecue them up instead of using my oven in the summertime heat – and let’s face it, there’s nothing like that BBQ flavour when it comes to cooking up pork tenderloin.
How long is it safe to marinate pork?
You can safely marinate pork in the refrigerator for up to two days. For a ton of great information about marinades, read THIS.
Karlynn’s Tips & Tricks for a Great Pork Tenderloin Marinade
- When you have a pork tenderloin you do NOT need to tenderize it with a lot of acids to break up tough fibers. Like I mentioned in my very popular Steak Marinade Recipe, acid can actually toughen up meat if you leave it too long! I have lime juice for flavour in this marinade, not for tenderizing purposes.
- This was left overnight so that the flavour could soak in, which was perfect. The soy sauce and garlic really penetrate the meat and add a lot of flavour that stays.
- You can cook this on the BBQ or in the oven, the choice is up to you!
- With every pork recipe here on The Kitchen Magpie I remind everyone that the finishing temperature for pork has changed. While you do still have to cook ground pork to at least 165 °F. you can now cook roasts, tenderloin and pork chops to 145 °F. This is thanks to farming standards getting better and better over the years, so now the hockey pucks that used to be called grilled pork chops are now a thing of the past!
The most important tip? MAKE EXTRA! This is a large pork tenderloin marinade recipe and this makes the BEST cold pork sandwiches the day after! It’s two meals in one!
Happy cooking everyone! Hope you love this, it has become a staple in the household! And if you have any tips on where else to find great pork tenderloin other than Costco, leave a comment letting us know!
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This Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin Marinade is sweet, savoury and perfect for marinating pork chops, pork tenderloin and pork roasts!
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 6 tablespoons liquid honey
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 2-3 pork tenderloin
Combine all of the marinade ingredients together.
Place the tenderloin in a large sealing plastic bag and pour the marinade over top. Seal the bag then swish the marinade around to coat the pork.
Cook in the oven or on the BBQ until the internal temperature of the pork reaches 140 °F. Remove, place on a plate and tent with tinfoil for 10 minutes. The internal temp will rise to over 145°F. Slice and serve.
When you look at the nutritional information for this recipe, realize that it calculates that you keep ALL of the marinade. Actual calories are way, WAY less for this recipe, it's a fairly low cal, high protein dish as not much of the actual marinade stays ON the pork!